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Film, TV, etc the senior electrician on a television or film set
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His gaffes have also ended up costing the taxpayer millions of pounds.
PRINCE Charles has been accused of making a racist gaffe after telling a writer, "Well, you don't look like it", when she said she was from Manchester.
The present study offers a mechanism to describe and problematize the rhetorical function of gaffes relative to broader campaign messages through an analysis of the leaked "47%" comment in the 2012 presidential campaign.
But what caught everybody's eye is a minor, but hopefully unintentional, gaffe.
There are worse political crimes than such gaffes. And there are older, unhealthier candidates running for president.
Just when you thought the loose-lipped Tories couldn't get any worse, up pops another gaffe. This time from the mouth of former Tory Deputy PM Michael Hesseltine.
For those who wish the president to resign or simply leave office, the gaffe was a helpful reminder that he might not actually be capable of being presidential.
"Gaffes aside, it will be interesting to see if Liam Treadwell can repeat his 2009 win - although he's an outsider at 40/1, if he does ride the winner again, he will be pleased to know that Clare Balding isn't presenting this year and can't dent his smile this time round."
Most of these gaffes seem to exist only in the minds of commentators and seem to be entirely dependent on their viewpoint, which has long been predetermined.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott had added another gaffe to his long list when he made a comment about Scotland's freedom that was slammed as foolish, hypocritical and offensive by Scotland's chief supporter of independence, Alex Salmond.
Offering both humor and serious analysis, this work for general readers, students, and those in politics and the media examines gaffes by presidential candidates from 1968 to 2012.
He wrote and narrated Goals Galore, Pranks Galore, Football Gaffes Galore and TV Gaffes Galore.